Company: Century Media Release: 2016 Genre: Death Reviewer: Eric Compton
Triumphant sophomore rebound
One could argue that 'Back to the Front' was such a horrible first step for life after Entombed that most seemingly dismissed the band and its future. Thankfully Petrov and his crew of former Entombed mates came clean and admitted that their hearts really weren’t in the first effort. As complacency riddled the group's first album, 'Dead Dawn' is a triumphant sophomore rebound that gains solid footing on what was essentially the Entombed era. The down-tuned fuzzy guitars and production values courtesy of Big Island (drastically improved upon Studio Bohus) are a welcome return and the overall intensity in the groovy runs is important in the formula. While this isn't 'Wolverine Blues' 2.0, it still has that forged in the fire work ethic that burns out the competition. Entombed A.D. have indeed put 'Back to the Front' to the back burner. 'Dead Dawn' for life.
About this Writer: Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.
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